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nationalism which was a secular movement in its most sublime form under gamal abdul nasser of egypt. that war was debunked in 1967. it opened the door to the entry of a new ideology into the middle east. that was an islamic ideology. that has had profound ramifications for everybody, both in the middle east and in the united states as well. the six-day war also ended the period when the arab-israeli conflict was a state to state conflict, a conflict between israel and jordan, israel and syria and israel and egypt. this became a new conflict that emerged, one between israel and the palestinians. before 1967, you really didn't hear about the palestinians. it's not by accident a year after the war ended in 1968, the p.l.o., under yasser arafat, emerges as this powerful force in the arab world. we have been living with that as well. 1967 war was also inaugurated the strategic relationship between the united states and israel. people forget that israel fought the 1967 war not with american arms but with french weaponry. france was their principal ally. before 1967, one israeli prime minister one t
. >> this is a fox news alert. growing tensions now in egypt as the country's military is forced to intervene in the mounting political crisis. over president mohammed morsi's power grab. i'm kelly wright. welcome to a brand new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> great to have you here. i'm jamie colby, these are members of the military there, reinforcing a wall outside the presidential palace. just 24 hours after tens of thousands of protesters actually broke through a barricade leading to the building and forced president morsi to press ahead with so-called dialog talks as he tried to keep the country from plunging deeper into turmoil. >> connor powell is following this live from our jerusalem bureau, what's happening over here? >> well, last night the violence continued in cairo, it was relatively peaceful today, but the crisis continues on, and today, the egyptian military used the calm in cairo to put up barriers around the presidential palace. they built concrete walls, placing tanks and bash wire around that palace and the egyptian media. in the statement warned of disastrous
with a fruit sell seller in tunisia and toppled a 230-year dictator that spread to egypt and the egyptian revolution was concern to the united states. egypt has long held incredible importance to u.s. policy in the middle east. the u.s. reaction to that revolution was unclear. there were some that said this was a good thing that this would only lead to democracy. there were others who insisted that mubarak was not a dictator, which might be an insult to dictators if he spent 30 years securing that grip on power. the revolution in egypt has taken many turns. the muslim brotherhood has come to power through the ballot box but has been marred thanks to edicts by morsi. earning him the title of morsilini. or mubarak with a beard. revolution is going. syria is teetering, jordan is burning and the future is yet to be written. the question, will there be elections, will islamists win, will it be one man one vote or one man, one vote, one time. with that, we are going to debate the motion, if democracy is going to triumph are victories at the ballot box unavoidable. we will have opening remarks f
the region with an expert on the muslim brotherhood and a former israeli ambassador to egypt. this is an hour and a half. >> looking at the political competition within egyptian society, what is likely to be the outcome not just of the referendum but the next step and the next several steps in this ongoing saga of the egyptian political transition? looking more deeply inside the muslim brotherhood, and looking at this in the regional perspective in terms of egypt, israel, and the aftermath of the gaza conflict, which may seem like it was light years ago but it was only three weeks ago. so, with that, let me briefly introduce our panelists. first, steve cook, our gold prize winner. senior fellow for middle eastern studies at the council on foreign relations. i take great pride in mentioning when he was much younger, steve was a research fellow here at the washington institute and we're very proud of steve venezuela professional accomplishments from that period up until today. very happy to have you back at this podiums steve. speaking second will be ache trader. eric is the washington instate'
, and saudi arabia. >> coming up, as egypt prepares to vote, why is the new constitution so divisive? we will talk about that. >> the fate of children in afghanistan as nato troops prepare to withdraw. >> stay with us. >> welcome back, everyone. each faces a tense weekend. voting begins on a controversial constitution supported by president mohamed morsi. it has deeply divided the country. >> opposition groups are urging supporters to vote against it. morsi oppose the muslim brotherhood is calling on egyptians to support the document. -- morsi's muslim brotherhood is calling the egyptians to support the document. >> opponents said the document does not do enough to protect women and minorities. the leading activist has asked egypt's president to delay the referendum. >> it is shaping up to be a pivotal moment for the country which has witnessed daily violence in the run-up to the referendum. >> we want to get a closer look at some of the most disputed articles of the new constitution. >> if adopted, the new constitution would change little for the egyptian president. he would remain at t
on the front line in afghanistan. >> hello again. we will begin in egypt because voters have officially backed a new constitution. in the past few hours the electoral commission has said that 63.8% voted yes to president morsi's proposals, those that have led to huge demonstrations in recent weeks. they say the document favors islamists and doesn't do enough to protect minorities. the united states has urged president morsi to build trust across egypt's political divides. given the muslim brotherhood's domination of the political scene, i asked our correspondent whether there are fears jipt may become a one-party state. >> that is what some of the people in the opposition are saying. it is not what other people in terms of the muslim brotherhood are saying and also what a number of egyptians who don't particularly sornte with one -- associate with one side or the more. what i think we are looking at is a very deeply split egypt and one that is about to launch into a parliamentary election campaign. now the opposition faces an uphill struggle. it has not been terribly unified. it has to manage
zakaria i can't. we'll take you around the world today starting with egypt. the nation has erupted. we'll explain what the power struggle between the president and the courts means for the rest of the arab world and the world at large. >>> then china's new leaders. we know their names but who are they and what can we expect from them. is this china's gorbachev or will he take a hard line? >>> finally, the black swan, a best seller some say prediktsd the economic crisis. its author on his fascinating new book. >>> and the next phase of europe's crisis. which nations might find themselves split apart. i'll explain. >>> first, here is my take. arafat's body has been exhumed for investigation. bringing back memories of the unpredictable palestinian leader. the news broke at a time when a conventional wisdom has begun to take hold that the middle east today is much more dangerous, unstable, violent and anti-american than before. let's take a look at facts. in the 1980s the newly empowered radical islamic republic of iran unsettled the region with its promise to spread its revolution elsewhe
that ran on women's issues and we have egypt imposing sharia law and you don't hear a word. women have to have head coverings and have no rights and you don't hear the president condemn sharia or radical islam or haven't heard him talk about the problems that are now coming up with muslim brotherhood in control of egypt, in libya and we see obviously elements of muslim brotherhood as part of the syrian lives. you see it going on in jordan. this neighborhood for israel is getting uncomfortable. used to be surrounding israel were some some cases with the exception of jordan, either cool pieces or hostile in the case of syria and lebanon. but they were controlled by basically nonreligious dictators. now we have dictators as you're seeing more doing in egypt, dictating a new constitution. but now you have sharia law and radical islamists who have a thee logical reason to go after the state of israel. this is a much more dangerous world and barack obama is responsible for it. because he engendered this movement by throwing mubarak under the bus -- >> perhaps you're overstating how much infl
today starting with egypt. the nation has erupted. we'll explain what the power struggle between the president and the courts means for the rest of the arab world and the world at large. >>> then china ease new leaders. we know their names but who are they and what can we expect from them. >>> the black swam predicted the economic crisis. the author on his fascinating new book. >>> which nations might find themselves split apart. i'll explain. >>> first, here is my take. arafat's body has been exhumed for investigation. the news broke at a time when a conventional wisdom has begun to take hold that the middle east is much more dangerous, unstable, violent and anti-american than before. let's take a look at facts. in the 1980s the newly empowered radical unsettled the region with its promise to spread its revolution elsewhere. lebanon was in the midst of a bloody civil war. iran and iraq fought a gruesome war with over one million casualties. hezbollah attacked u.s. armed forces directly forcing a h humiliating withdrawal from lebanon. u.s. secrets were compromised. that was just
a great night. lou: good evening, everybody. obama administration's collectible middle east policy. egypt right now on the grip of the worst political crisis since the fall of the president two years ago. and in syria, increasingly desperate measures to counter an insurgency that is slowly but surely pushing closer to control of the capital city of damascus. we will take all that up there with the fox news military analyst, new intelligence report that concludes america's time as the lone superpower is nearing an end. john negroponte joins us to discuss our nation's future as a superpower and the challenges we surely face. and president obama ignoring immigration reform in the first term only a matter of time before he makes new proposals should republican party takes the lead on the issue. when will it be enough to lure latino voters in that is their purpose. egypt is worsening. clinical crisis shows no signs of easing as the new muslim brotherhood leadership tries to silence opposition. so far the obama administration is trying to play both sides respecting the countries efforts at demo
. the opposition leaders in egypt have called for an investigation into allegations of fraud. the muslim brotherhood says 64% voting yes after two rounds of voting and 36% voted no. the official votes are expected on monday, but the turnout for both rounds was incredibly low, averaging around 32%. we have more now from cairo. >> the opposition response was quick. been maintained the position they do not consider the constitution -- they maintain the position that they do not consider the constitution legitimate and will continue fighting it by peaceful means. >> we will not allow them to change the identity of egypt going forward. and we will also change the constitution. >> after claiming irregularities, the high election commission promised to look into them thoroughly, but it is not clear if the election will deem these irregularities secure -- serious enough to investigate. in cairo, the opposition begins. >> the constitution is built on iran foundation. we revolutionaries have promised god and ourselves that we will struggle. we will win or we will die. >> but not everyone agrees th
square, egypt's opposition says it will stand firm against a controversial referendum on a new constitution. the president orders the military to maintain security. the opposition rejects accusations that it is involved in a conspiracy against the elected president. >> why should we make the people swallow a constitution that could have been much better and should have been much better? >> they lived in a world of their own. two years on, we are back in tunisia where the arab uprisings began. we see the opulence that angered so many. it is midday in london. sydney, home to the radio station whose prank call has caused such tragedy. two radio personalities persuaded two blundered nurses -- london nurses to give them information over the phone. one of the nurses is now dead. presenters are giving their reaction and their account of the call they made. let's go to duncan kennedy, joining us from sydney. >> in many ways, this was a very difficult interview for these two to carry out. it was too full. it was emotional. not surprisingly, they have been receiving counseling because of
. >>> hello, everybody, i'm don lemon, we're in the cnn news room. first, a man is locked up in egypt and there is an american connection. u.s. officials are working to figure out if the man played a part in the attack on the consulate in libya that killed four americans, including the u.s. ambassador. the egyptians say their suspect is the leader of a terror network. we're working our sources for you, so stay tuned, live on cnn. >>> and egypt's president could be backing off a power group that led to a national crisis. mohamed morsy says he is willing to change the decree that critics say would give him too much power. the offer would not be enough, though, to satisfy the egyptians furious. at least six people have died in clashes, we'll bring you to cairo for the latest on that. >>> and president obama and house speaker john boehner are talking again. but that is about the only thing close to progress in efforts to avoid the fiscal cliff. president obama used his weekly address insisting he is ready to make the tough decisions on spending cuts. >> i am willing to make more entitleme
ambassador to egypt. this is an hour and a half. >> looking at the political competition with the egyptian and the egyptian society, what is likely to be the outcome, not just of the referendum, but the next step in the next several steps in this ongoing saga of the egyptian political transition. looking more deeply inside the muslim brotherhood, looking at this in the regional perspective in terms of egypt and israel in the aftermath of the gaza conflict, which may seem like it was light light-years ago, but it was only three weeks ago. so with that, let me briefly introduce our panelists. first, steve cook, a senior fellow for middle eastern studies of at the council on foreign relations. i take great pride in mentioning that when he was much younger, steve was a research fellow here at the research institute and we are very proud of him and his professional countless men's from that period up until today. very happy to have you back at the podium. he can second will be eric trager. he is the washington institute's next generation fellow. he is a doctoral candidate at the university of p
egypt right now? >> the way i was complaining about egypt before the arab spring. when you suppress political life -- political life loves volatility. switzerland is a perfect place where you have volatility at the municipal level, but nothing of talk. the exact perfect on stable system is like saudi arabia or egypt. egypt before the arab spring, we had no information for 40 years. no information. a system artificially stabilized and you have hidden risks under the surface and you do not know what they are. that is what happened with the arab spring and now we are seeing things and it may turn into a total mess. the system is fragile last by depriving it from some rigid depriving it of political ofatility -- depriving it political volatility. tavis: doesn't always lead to greater strength? >> you want to -- does it always lead to greater strength? >> you want to favor the systems. unfortunately, the more the government becomes intrusive, the more things have to follow a script. it cannot handle this type of system. we are in a situation today where a lot of countries got there becau
negotiate without my help. >> imf chief christine lagarde. now to egypt where protesters gathered today rejecting president's morsi's call for dialogue is the vice president hinted a referendum on the draft constitution could be postponed if it was done in a legally acceptable way. georges in cairo and has been on the streets talking to protesters. >> a moment of private grief on a day of public emotion. this was the funeral service for three man creep -- that draws its inspiration from islamic principles. despite the call for calm, religious fervor and political determination make for a heavy mixture. he was at the square when the uprising was in full flow. she feels her compatriots have forgotten their liberal ideals. do you think they are wrong to oppose the president? >> i think everybody has the right to oppose the not to kill innocent people. why did we kill them? opposing challenge, did do not call him names and do not kill innocent people. >> it may have been innocent and now they have achieved her road status. >> what we are hearing is the language of martyrdom. forces of an el
american-made tanks and fighter jets to egypt at a time of growing protests and dangerous unrest there. what that could mean for an already unstable region. >>> parts of the nation dealing with blizzard-like conditions. heavy snow and plummeting temperatures. meteorologist maria molina will bring you the forecast. >>> a little girl once on the verge of losing her battle with lukemia is now in full remission. we'll tell you what doctors did that the could change the disease forever. it is all "happening now." jon: we begin with some sad news today. a u.s. navy seal killed during the daring rescue of an american held captive in the heart of afghanistan. good morning i'm jon scott. jenna: i'm jenna lee. when we talk about the american captive, we have a picture of the doctor whose live was saved. he is dylan joseph, a native colorado. he was in afghanistan for humanitarian work when i was kidnapped by the taliban in a province east of kabul. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live at pentagon with more. jen, do we have any details on the american who gave his life to save
is out with her first album in years after the birth of her son in egypt. it is called, as if you did not know, "girl on fire." from the disk, here is the video to the title track "girl on fire." ♪ we got our feet on the ground, and we are burning it down ooh oh oh oh got our head in the clouds, and we are not coming down this girl is on fire this girl is on fire fire walking on this girl is on fire everybody stands as she goes by, because they can see the flame that is in her eyes ♪ tavis: being gone for three years. a baby. you learned that, taking three years off. three years in this business is so long. what trepidation, what angst, if any, does someone have when they have tried to put together a project that is three years in the making? >> this whole project, this whole time in my life, it really represents an important time for me. it is funny you bring up that word. i am actually in the process of removing fear from my vocabulary, because i believe there is so much greatness when we are not afraid. when we become afraid, we are never going to reach our highest potential, s
and the economy all back in order. >> jamie: oversea, tensions rising in egypt. president muhammad morsi has refused to delay a referendum on a new constitution he's proposing, prompting the opposition to call for more protested it, follow it would go weeks of violent demonstrations. on friday, protesters stormed the presidential palace. take a electric at this. scenes reminiscent of the days that hosni mubarak was ousted from power. what is next. major bob scales is a military analyst. general, great to see you. >> good to see you. as we look at this and we see the military there was laying low for a while. now they are popping their heads up, saying dialogue, dialogue or catastrophe. can you see a situation where they try to take over? >> i see a situation where the military acts as an intermediary, if you will. remember, to this day, the most respected institution in egypt is the army. recall that most of the rulers in the last 50 years have been military people, like nasr, mubarak, an air force fighter pilot. the egyptian people don't blame the military for the excesses over the last two
. and wonder if he could get the microphone. >> thank you. my name is muhammed. i'm the ambassador of egypt. someone next to me at the table suggested it would be a good idea if i gave my own interpretation of the subjects the honorable minister has expressed. i think that would take a couple of hours. i will make a few remarks, and in the and i will ask a question. >> really heavyweight, all questions. >> first of all, regarding the arab spring, specifically countries like egypt. we do have poverty and disparities in income, and we do have a number of problems, but i would like to assure you that we have a vibrant middle class. youth, and werant us are involved in the process of putting forth a democracy. i would like to assure you that the problems we have, we will succeed in resolving them. that will have a tremendous influence in the region. regarding the issue of the developments and poverty and unemployment in occupied territories, there is no doubt that the stranglehold that israel has over those territories throttles the palestinian economy and makes it impossible for them to grow.
dictatorship in the middle east. gutting egypt over the past few weeks, -- but in egypt over the past few weeks, you have a politicized group of people who are not going to take that. i agree with one of the previous question is, in some respects this is quite healthy. you are going to have these debates and divisions within the arab world or the muslim world, and people are not going to except dictatorships like they had in the past -- accept dictatorships like they had in the past. >> there are these multiple sensors of power that did not exist under mubarak. they're competing. this is an early stage of the game. as rob cited the last presidential election results, there is this desire for -- the task here in washington, it will be difficult to convince the u.s. government to change the way it has done business over the last 30 years -- some of that is necessary. the task is, how do you play the right role of engaging here? it is not naively giving money to liberal groups and not having a strategy. i believe this is a significant task inside egypt. it is an encouraging sign -- this is my pred
what happened in egypt. egypt has some weapons in military but the military is more or less modernized opposed to other parts of the regime, opposed to the muslim brotherhood but in syria, the rebel forces have the third largest stock smile in the world of chemical weapons. you can end up with al qaeda elements and chemical weapons. that is horrible for israel. but, this is why president obama should not have come out so strongly and said assad must go. maybe civility would be better than the chaos we are seeing. >>shepard: the united states war ships are now positioned to spend to a planned rocket launch by the north koreans. officials say the rocket, if it works, could, in theory, carry a nuclear bomb to the united states. the latest on that stand off is next. washington insiders say it is up to president obama and the house speaker boehner to work out a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff what if they say we have a deal, wouldn't players on both sides, the tar right and the far left, be angry? would it make more sense to wait until the last minute and then tell us? could that be what is
with the ruling anc party. >> thank you. in egypt, people have voted narrowly in favor of the new draft constitution after the first round of the country's referendum. all of the votes have been counted. vote was held in cairo and other counties. the rest of the people will all stay in the second round, which will be held on saturday. >> with all 10 governments who were voting in the first stage of the referendum having finished their accounts, we have a general picture of the way things are looking at the moment. it will be quite difficult for the opposition movement to turn things around from here. that is because cairo and alexandria have both cast their ballots on this first day of voting. it is the rural areas of egypt that is left to vote in the second round of voting. it is the world areas of egypt that are broadly conservative -- the rural areas of the jets that are broadly conservative and supportive of the muslim brotherhood. you generally have the populace that is more predisposed to vote yes to this constitution and in line with what the muslim brotherhood and president more
the dictatorship is now divided about how best to replace it. >> the unrest in egypt to the civil war that shows no signs of stopping in syria. today hillary clinton said the president's departure would be key to any transition. as efforts continue, so, too, does the blood shed on the ground. a prison in damascus is where some of the opposition are being held. this is the report. >> the soundtrack of the damascus state is shelling. the regime has the heavy guns. they are the first thing you hear in the morning and the last at night. armed rebels are dug into parts of the center around damascus. this is one of them. the rebels who filmed this and any civilians who have not managed to escape are being shelled steadily in the last few days. the shells keep the rebels back from the strategics strong point. the bbc was invited to visit its detention center run by air force intelligence. we were not allowed to see the cell blocks. human rights groups say tortures happen here. they paraded six male prisoners. the men said they were not speaking under arrest. the government, who would not be filmed, sai
: interesting to watch. >> developing news in egypt. the first sign the country's president might be bending at least to some of his opponents' demands with like pictures from cairo and word of a compromise as protesters stormed the presidential palace in cairo, egypt. remembering the day that lived we in infamy, 71 years later. ♪ [ male announcer ] are you on medicare? do you have the coverage you need? open enrollment ends friday, december 7th. so don't wait. now's the time to get on a path that could be right for you... with unitedhealthcare medicare solutions. call today to learn about the kinds of coverage we offer, including aarp medicarecomplete plans insured through unitedhealthcare. these medicare advantage plans can combine parts a and b, your hospital and doctor coverage... with part d prescription drug coverage, and extra benefits... all in one complete plan... for a $0 monthly premium. no more than what you already pay for medicare part b. unitedhealthcare doesn't stop there. we'll cover 100% of your preventive services... like an annual physical and immunizations... and you'l
. >>> this developing now from egypt. it has to do with the investigation into the attack on our consulate in benghazi that left four americans dead including our ambassador there. new word of an arrest. authorities containing this man the ringleader of an egyptian terrorist group. they are saying he took part in the september 11th attack. he was killed along with shawn smith, glen daughterty and tyrone woods. this arrest with wider implications. they believe this suspect was trying to launch a new wing of al qaeda. molly henneberg live from washington. what do we know about the suspect. >> u.s. officials have not had a chance to interrogate him yet. they have been tracking this guy for months. they intensified following the group attack in libya. akhmad about 45 years old is a former egyptian jihad member. he was released from prison in march 2011 during the arab string. he is the leader of the jamal met work and has been setting up training camps with financial help from al qaeda and yemen. he was trying to set up al qaeda in egypt. it could be the sign of muslim led brotherhood in egypt maybe willi
yesterday. many asking this morning if an islamic egypt is what will now be created. former united states embassador to the united nations john bolton joins us. good morning. >> good morning, eric. >> good to see you. they finished two weeks of voting yesterday. what does this mean for the future of egypt? will it be an islamic state? >> this is a significant victory for the muslim brotherhood and president mohammed morsi even though voter turnout was down. the approval rate looks to be 63, 64%. that's not far off from what the muslim brotherhood got in the parliamentary agreement which was ruled illegal prompting a battle between morsi and the judiciary. they've proven they can get out the votes. there are clams claims of fraud and they'll reject the legitimacy of the constitution. the struggle is hardlily over but it's a success for the muslim brotherhood. >> this is a defeat for the christians? there are dire warnings of consequentials for the christian minority making up 10% of egypt. what does this mean for those who are not muslim? >> for the cop ticks it's immense concern. during t
report, the islamist predicted to score a victory in the weekend vote. what does it mean for egypt's future, the role of morsi and the potential of a islamist state in egypt. john bolton jones us about every sunday at this time. good morning, embassador. >> good morning. >> the new constitution says islam is the official religion of the state. what other impact is there of this constitution and what does it call for? >> i think it's a substantial step toward what the muslim brotherhood desired, and that is a egypt that comes under shahry are a law and a nondemocratic state. there was speculation the more extreme egyptians were going to vote against the constitution because they didn't believe it was sharia friendly enough. that clearly didn't happen and in the second round, there's no doubt this constitution will be adopted by a majority of those who voted. so i think the prospect is the brotherhood will try to consolidate power. i think there's every prospect the military and brotherhood will try to cut a deal. i don't think the military wants to see more violence in the streets.
testers as well as the embassy to counter islamic group. protest as thousands demonstrate in egypt after the bold moves by morsi. some say amount to illegal power grab. >> the egypt constitutional court suspended work indefinitely as a protest. it comes as a postpone ruling on legitimacy of panel that drafted a new constitution for that country. one that gave president mohammed morsi new powers. steve harrigan is standing by live in cairo with more. >> remarkable scene in cairo this morning outside egypt supreme constitutional court. to put it simply, the court justices could not get in their own building. the judges will suspend their work while the atmosphere of intimidation physical a mental intimidation exist. the supreme court say they cannot do the work because of the mob around their building. it was likely they would rule on the legitimacy of egypt constitutional assembly. that body pushed through the constitution, the draft on friday. they go for a national referendum, up or down vote on december 15. if the constitution goes through, egypt president morsi says the extreme powers
buzz. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. egypt's military is on security watch, ordered by the president to a rest civilians who threaten the state. on saturday, and egypt will hold a controversial referendum on the constitution. there will be competing mass protests and there are fears of violence. almost two years since the arab spring began, this is not the most positive way to mark an anniversary. tonight we start a week of coverage. >> the presidential guard is like an army within an army. it has one job above all else, to protect the leader. they have even built a wall or run the presidential palace. how was it possible that a man elected five months ago is now barricaded behind giant concrete blocks? >> an mp from the president friedman justice party. for decades, under the old regime. -- the freedom and justice party. they fear a conspiracy organized by the old guard. >> we want to get rid of the black spots of the mubarak regime. that hinder our development, that hinder are going to a new egypt. >> he ought to be here in egypt's par
on the streets of alexandria ahead of the referendum on egypt's new constitution. >> relations between russia and the european union in focus as vladimir putin plays -- pays a visit to brussels. >> and today is the start of a new era according to the ancient mayan calendar and the old one draws to an end. in egypt, the final round of a national referendum on the countries' disputed new constitution is set to start on saturday morning. most observers expect the constitution to be approved. unofficial results from the first round of voting last week showed 57% in favor of the document. >> critics say the constitution is to islamist-based and ignores the rights of women and minorities in the country. in the run-up to the vote, opponents and supporters of morsi clashed again on friday. >> "our souls and our blood we sacrifice to islam," they chanted in alexandria. thousands of muslim brotherhood supporters rallied in the city ahead of the voting on egypt's referendum on the proposed constitution. >> my message to the egyptian people is saying yes to stability. production needs to start moving. ec
was only 1/3 of egypt's 51 million voters. the election commission also rejected opposition claims of polling irregularities. the constitution, backed by president morsi, and his muslim brotherhood party, has divided egypt. opponents say it neglects the rights of women and minorities and vowed to contest it. and egypt has imposed currency restrictions on the amount of hard cash people can bring into or out of the country. no one will be allowed to carry more than $10,000. officials are worried about a rush by egyptians to withdraw their savings. the central bank has spent billions propping up the egyptian pound since the popular uprising that toppled president mubarak in 2011. the protests have worsened its economic position, driving away tourists and investors, stopping growth and pushing up the state deficit. that israel has approved the construction of 940 new homes -- >> israel has approved the construction of 940 new homes on the outskirts of jerusalem. for palestinians, the land as part of east jerusalem, which would serve as the capital of a future state. they say settlement
. >> he says it is the beginning of a new era for egypt. the first time the country has had a constitution that has not been imposed by an occupier of king's or a president. he congratulated the people of egypt. he did also acknowledged that a lot of egyptians had voted against the constitution and he said that was a healthy find in the society and he says egypt is in the early stages of a democracy. for him, he says this is a point to bring stability back again. >> he's also talking about a national dialogue. there are so many people, despite the result, there are many people who do not like what he wants to do. >> very much so. there was earlier this afternoon another round of that dialogue, which the major opposition group did not take part in. there are very big bridges that mr. morsi us to try to build up the moment. the opposition has said it is going to continue to fight against the constitution. what it has done is paved the way for parliamentary elections to be held in egypt in the next two months. what the opposition says it is going to do is campaign on that and then when they g
>>> egypt is bracing for more demonstrations after president morsi offers nothing to calm the political crisis. >>> while in greece they held off protesters launching molotov cocktails. >>> the president is taking the fiscal cliff solution to the people. plus, a modern day five story ripped through the pages of a tom clancey novel. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, december 7th, 2012. >>> good mornings,er one. i'm lynn berry. we're going to start with breaking news out of japan. a strong 7.3 earthquake has struck off the country's northeast coast beneath the sea bed. it shook buildings as far as tokyo and warnings were issued for miyagi prefecture. there's no risk for a widespread tsunami. we'll bring you the very latest. >>> elsewhere, all eyes are on cairo this morning as turmoil has once again overtaken egypt's capitol, this time in response to a political explosive power grab by the president, mohammed morsi. right now army tanks surround the presidential palace as thousands of protesters shout topple the regime, the same c
marketing expert is here to disagree with me. >>> plus chaos mounts in egypt's streets as president morsi's government could call fall is this the right time for the u.s. to send over 20 f-16 fighter jets? this is about to happen? i bet you didn't know about this. the astonishing details of this one coming up. do you ever have too much money or too many planes? ♪ . ♪ . melissa: maybe she is worth it after all. in case you hadn't heard, beyonce is soon coming to a pepsi can near you. the pop diva just signed a $50 million deal with the soda giant. you heard me. 50, million, dollars. the figure is astounding. but will collaborating with a powerhouse like beyonce help pepsi's bottom line enough to justify the price tag? i don't think so. if you don't like the taste of pepsi you will still drink coat whether fabulous beyonce is there or not. here to disagree with me is marketing guru bruce mcallister. >> hi, melissa, thank you. melissa: at the end of the day you either drink coke or pepsi. no one loves beyonce more than i do. i've been to the concert. i love jay-z. i'm 100% on board. she
in egypt. protesters killed right outside the presidential palace. we're taking you to cairo. >>> also, suffocating conditions for some terrified civilians in syria. they're living undergrounds to escape the fighting. bun woman says it's like living in a grave. we'll talk about the war and the possibility of a chemical attack as well. with senator john kerry. >>> and on the eve of legalized marijuana. pot smokers find themselves in legal limbo. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in the situation room. >>> may hem exploded outside the presidential palace in cairo. two people are dead in what was once largely peaceful protests against the egyptian president mohammad morsi, anti-government demonstrators charged presidential supporters with rocks and molotov cocktails after being kicked off palace grounds. and now there are reports of masked men storming the headquarters of morsi's muslim brotherhood. reza sayah is in cairo. >> reporter: just a remarkable scene, where you have opponents of president morsi and supporters of pre
to steven cook about the council of foreign relations and the recent vote in egypt. >> the white house was very controversial. there is competition designing the city. there were not designing a palace. it was not particularly on inspiring. in fact, in 1821, european diplomats told the congress that was neither lodge nor on inspiring. the answer the congressman gave that it served its purpose. if it were larger and more elegant, perhaps one president would be inclined to become the permanent resident. >> gathering a few of her favorite white house thosphotos. but tonight at 7:30 p.m. eastern and pacific on "american history tv." >> my inspiration was the idea that i wanted to explain how totalitarianism happens. we do know the story of the cold war. we know the documents. we have seen the archives that describe relationships between roosevelt, stalin, churchill. we know the main events from our point of view. what i wanted to do was show from a different angle, from the ground up, what it felt like to be one of the people who were subjected to this system. how did people make choices i
, mohammad jamal amad he was in the process of trying to launch a new affiliated of al-qaeda in egypt, but the focus so his links to the brool attack that killed four americans including our ambassador to libya, christopher stevens. molly henneberg is live in washington. >> molly: he is is a leader in the terror world. he is ambitious. he is very dangerous and now egyptian authorities aided u.s. intelligence have him. they have been tracking for months according to the "wall street journal" and interested in him intensified as some of the followers participated in the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he was captured within the past week but we don't have many details had in how he was detained. they have not been able to interrogated him yet. he is a former egyptian jihad member. he was released from an egyptian prison in march of 2011. he is now leader of the jamal network and setting up training camps in libya and egypt with financial help from al-qaeda and yemen and trying to set up al-qaeda in egypt. hillary clinton will be heading to capitol hill. an independent review b
of watching egypt undergo this rollercoaster ride of a political transition, we've learned that it's not going to be smooth trajectory. and so it's crucial to look at each of these turning points, including this constitutional referendum, not merely as some kind of milestone on a path but as something that is going to shape a competition over egypt's future and over the shape of the state and the control of the state, a competition that's going to be going on for some time to come. i'm delighted that we have two fantastic experts with us to help parse the meaning of these developments. we're joined from doha by our colleague, shadi hamid, and here in washington, by khaled elgindy. you have their biographical information in the packet that you received when you walked in. suffice it to say that these two gentlemen have been following egypt's politics very, very closely from well before the revolution. and you can also find a number of their recent writings on the brookings website. we've got a special page on egypt set up on the brookings website that collects all of our recent commentary. let
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